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    Default How do you test the registrations?

    The question is: how do you check if the affiliate program really registers the players that come from your affiliate links?

    I user a VPN.. but for some aff programs they ask ID or phone number (from that particular country).. and I can t provide that... so how do you test if the affiliate programs are fair...
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    Ask a friend to test for you in the target market.

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    In many programs, there is always some loss of players.
    For example, on the safari browser in various settings. Besides, many programs work if someone registers immediately after clicking the link in the form. Cookies for X days ahead mostly no longer work. However, probably 99% of players either register immediately or not.

    And how to check? Definitely be careful because such a thing can come out in the future and in theory you can make money and the casino will close your account because of such a thing. So as universal said, I guess the option with a friend, if that makes sense at all.

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    Opera browser has a free built-in VPN + I use temporary disposable email addresses with: https://temp-mail.org/ and fake phone numbers with: https://receive-smss.com/ to receive SMS.
    It's annoying, but keep in mind prevention is the best medicine I don't work with new affiliate programs that have been around for less than 2 years, because quite a lot of them go belly up or end up scamming you (or they just suck).It's a saturated market after all and everyone treats smaller online gambling blogs (like mine) like crap (maybe not the first few months, maybe even a year, but eventually they always do), best not to risk it.

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    I would not encourage setting up 100% false or fake accounts, and could lead to dismissal from the program faster then telling them, "Hey can you remove account #x cause that was a friend testing etc"

    Sure you could try and explain the fake acct was just for testing, but they would be more justified in taking action against you in that scenario then they would with a friend testing as a real person.

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    I work 72 hours for the past 9 years, I have zero social life, so asking a "friend" is not an option (because I have none, and I suspect quite a lot of other affiliate bloggers are like this, we are not a very social bunch and we work insane hours).
    Also unreliable, how would you know if he indeed even did it.

    Also if you use:
    -VPN
    -fake name
    -fake phone number
    -fake email address

    How would they even know it was you? I have done it 30x times already never had any issue. (Obviously only do one or two and only do it if you have registrations otherwise if you have like 1 registration per year it will look suspicious AND ! I never deposited any money, just checking registration tracking).

    But sure, the cleanest is if you ask some "friend" to do it for you.

    LEGAL DISCLAIMER: I have never doe it with my current affiliate partners, this is all internet fantasy, nothing what I say is true.

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    Find a cheater by cheating with fake player.

    So have you done it 30 times or never?

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    And how to check? Definitely be careful because such a thing can come out in the future and in theory you can make money and the casino will close your account because of such a thing. So as universal said, I guess the option with a friend, if that makes sense at all.
    so what do you say is that... the testing to see if a casino is ripping me of.. can make my account to be banned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    Ask a friend to test for you in the target market.

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    I don't have friends outside my country... so this is not an option..
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    what is the reason after all for them to ban you..? you just created an account (yes not your main email, but a real email), yes not your name, another name.. maybe a family name.. what's wrong about it?

    From what you are saying I understand that we need just to stay and hope for the best. Hope for the affiliate programs to be saints...

    I started my first gambling aff site in 2005. During that time I've met a lot of scamming aff programs... also the "great" Income Access.. who 10 years ago while Betfred was under their wing , practically stole from me thousand of dollars..

    So from my point of view.. we.. the affiliates... have all the reasons in the world to test if the affiliate programs can be trusted..
    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    I would not encourage setting up 100% false or fake accounts, and could lead to dismissal from the program faster then telling them, "Hey can you remove account #x cause that was a friend testing etc"

    Sure you could try and explain the fake acct was just for testing, but they would be more justified in taking action against you in that scenario then they would with a friend testing as a real person.

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    I have to admit that I don't do it anymore, but I did ask a friend for such a favor when I first started out. For my own sanity, I prefer to research the program's reputation and have some faith in it. Promoting a program is difficult enough without having to spend additional time ensuring that each program does what it is supposed to do (unless you have legitimate suspicions based on your statistics).

    If you don't have any friends who can help you, you can hire a remote worker to check or purchase a virtual phone number from the country you want to visit.
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    One very useful thing that clickbank is doing.
    When you use an affiliate link, it will display affiliate.subaffiliate at the bottom of the order page.
    like this : https://snipboard.io/Qoj2O1.jpg
    So you can easily test your links and make sure your ID is correctly passed.

    It would be great for casino programs to do the same, but I'm not holding my breath...

    If a casino program wants to stand out of the crowd, that would be one great and useful way to do it

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    I never did. What is the point? If you do not trust a partner, just don't work with him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eenzoo View Post
    I never did. What is the point? If you do not trust a partner, just don't work with him!
    Maybe because it has good reputation but after that you realize that is not the case...

    For example I saw here platinum aff programs that answer at the first contact email after several days or they don't answer at all. Or even some of them have a great communication at the beginning, but after a few months they don't answer anymore..

    Or, for example, you start deals with several "trusted" partners... you test one of them... you see that they are not counting you registrations... and of course you will not trust any of them... because... "all of them had integrity"...

    I don't know... it seems that after a 10 year break of gambling affiliation.. the same problems are found in the industry...

    The world provides extraordinary Chat GPT, but at the same time in the same world exist scam aff programs...
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    I don't do it always, but in cases where I see that my aff link is getting clicks, but I don't see any registrations - I would do it.
    Usually with some random email address (I have a couple of them just for this) and a VPN.
    Never had any issues with that and once I even discovered that i have a broken aff link that otherwise would have caused me to lose quite a bit of revenue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patdog View Post
    One very useful thing that clickbank is doing.
    When you use an affiliate link, it will display affiliate.subaffiliate at the bottom of the order page.

    If a casino program wants to stand out of the crowd, that would be one great and useful way to do it
    I think this would be a useless and silly idea.
    Maybe doing it on a sub-affiliate signup form possibly, but if that was the case they could script it to show in a field on the form.

    Besides, if an affiliate program plans on shaving players or revenue or whatever, having the aff tag show to players on a signup form is useless.

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    Make friends or business partners and request them.

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    https://www.affiliateguarddog.com/

    They test affiliate programs by making a deposit, playing it to zero, and seeing how much NGR was actually recorded. It most cases, it's quite a bit less than the actual amount deposited and lost. The programs use creative accounting, seemingly to stiff affiliates.

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